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Colby College owns a 10-acre parcel of land, including some 450 feet of lakefront, seven miles from the campus on the east shore of Messalonskee Lake (also known as Snow Pond) in nearby Sidney. The property was given to Colby in 1991 by Alan and Dorothy Hume, who reside there in a private home. Facilities available for general College use include a picnic area with charcoal cooking grills, a small beach for swimming (there are no lifeguards on duty - swim at your own risk), croquet, horseshoes, and two small bath/changing houses with toilets. There is also a woodworking shop and forge used mainly for JanPlan courses and a boathouse used by the College crew teams to store rowing shells.
Carry-in/Carry-out Policy - There is a carry-in/carry-out policy at the Colby-Hume Center with no receptacles at the shore. Please plan ahead and bring a bag to carry our your own trash.
Parking - Park only in designated areas near the boathouse. Do not park near the Humes' private home or swimming pool.
Online Maps or GPS - use Bayberry Lane Sidney, ME
Go past Johnson Pond and bear LEFT onto Washington Street
Turn RIGHT at the end of Washington Street onto Kennedy Memorial Drive
Continue 0.7 miles; Turn LEFT onto Country Club Road (opposite North Country Power Sports, Yamaha/Kawasaki)
At end of Country Club Road, turn RIGHT onto Webb Road
At stop sign, continue straight to next stop sign at Pond Road
Turn LEFT onto Route 23 (Pond Road)
Continue about 2.2 miles to the blue Colby-Hume Center sign on right
Turn RIGHT onto Colby-Hume Center driveway
Bear LEFT at first gravel road
Drive past the woodshop to the parking area by boathouse
A Special Note